Monday, December 28, 2015

Electrical requirements of congregates...

1. Non-metallic rigid and non-metallic tubing are not permitted for use in patient care areas of health care facilities. (CEC 352.12 CEC 517.13(A)- do these codes applying to your facility) 2. Low voltage cables for fire alarm, nurse call, communications systems, etc. installed without the use of conduit is permitted if power supplies are "power limited" type and conductor is listed for such use. CEC 725, 760, 800 3. Separation of 24 inches (horizontal distance) for outlet boxes in fire rated wall and partitions. CBC 712.3.2 4. Life safety a) All receptacles connected to the emergency system and all light switches controlling emergency lighting shall be identified in a conspicuous and permanent manner such as with red colored plates and/or red colored devices. CEC 517.41(E) b)All rooms and passage ways shall have artificial lighting with levels per the IESNA Lighting Handbook [See PIN 13] CEC 517.22(A) and (B) c) Critical patient Patient areas providing life support shall comply with the requirements of CEC 517.18 5) receptacles a)medical grade with 3 prongs